"Heretics" - This week on THIS AMERICAN LIFE

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of hell, and with it everything he'd worked for over his entire life.

Update: In this show, The United Church of Christ is cited as the only denomination to openly accept gay marriage. Since this show first aired, several more denominations have officially adopted that position.

Hear This American Life , with host Ira Glass, every Friday night at 7:00 pm;...

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After The Fire Vol.1

Mar 23, 2018

"After the Fire Vol.1" is a new CD put together by North Bay producer and artist Scott Mickelson. The proceeds from sales of the release and two CD release shows will benefit fire victims.  The shows are at Hopmonk Sebastopol on Thursday 3/29 and Cafe du Nord in San Francisco the following evening. KRCB will host several of the musicians who donated their art to this project throughout the week of 3/26.

Courtney Marie Andrews -Kindness -CD of the week

Mar 23, 2018

"May Your Kindness Remain" is the new release from our friend Courtney Marie Andrews.  Written on the road throughout 2017, the songs weren't necessarily inspired by the road, but by the people she met along the way. "I needed to create something different", Courtney says, "and push myself in a different direction. I knew I wanted to make a more modern, unique sounding record."

California Update for Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• POLITIFACT CALIFORNA: Gavin Newsom's True Claim: California Ranks 49th In Per Capita Housing Supply

Find more on this and other PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

• Lieutenant Governor Newsom said he wants to change how higher education is funded during a Q&A Thursday afternoon in Sacramento.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Hey Bay Area bands / singer-songwriters / singing guitarists / fiddlers / persons who stand in front of microphones and sing their hearts out (and all other talented people that qualify) - time is running out to enter your video of an original song in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest!

You only have until 11:59 pm (Eastern), Sunday March 25th, to get your entry in to NPR Music's "Tiny Desk Contest!"

Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith performs on this week's Mountain Stage.  

You can hear Patti Smith & Family's entire performance, plus sets from Van William, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore feat. Lucy & Brigid Moore, Robbie Fulks and a special Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Tim O'Brien, Charlie McCoy, and more, on this week's new episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. 

A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. In the beginning, they're full of hope and optimism...and then something turns. Stories of good ideas gone bad.  

Little Freddie King, Anders Osborne, Dr. Michael White & Music Maker Relief Foundation
 

Pilobolus Brings Motion, Joy to Anova Students

Mar 22, 2018
Diane Askew

This winter, the world-renowned dance company Pilobolus came to Santa Rosa to perform at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. They were well aware of our recent fires, and wanted to provide some service to the community above and beyond the performance.

California Update for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
Damian Dovarganes / AP

• Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Governor John Kasich headlined the first event for a group of California Republicans trying to push the party in a more moderate direction.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

California Update for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• The California Senate will swear in its first ever female leader Wednesday — and its first openly gay leader too. San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins takes the oath as Senate President pro Tem at a unique moment for the state.

• In San Francisco Wednesday the nation's first-ever court hearing on the science of climate change will take place. Major oil companies will answer questions like what created the ice age and what are the sources that cause the planet to warm.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ezra David Romero.

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